Two good columns today bear on the gathering storm centered on Tehran. Jack Kelly focuses on the Israeli raid on the Syrian installation and considers it as a portent. Robert Trackinski also discusses the Israeli raid and summarizes the evidence supporting the proposition that Iran is at war with the United States. Tracinski draws attention to the “underappreciated passage” in General Petraeus’s congressional testimony that I noted here the day after his testimony. Tracinski concludes:
The coming of the war with Iran has very little to do with our intentions and has everything to do with the enemy’s intentions. Our only choice is how we will respond. Will we continue to evade the need to confront this threat–or will we finally begin to fight back?